1961 Glenlivet Single Malt Whisky by G&M (bottled in 2012)

Medium copper colour with quite intense aromas of ginger, vanilla, honey, orange and touch of prune and smoke. Water brings out some floral notes. Dry with medium acidity, well integrated alcohol at medium level, quite full bodied with touch of wood tannin. On palate it gives over medium intensity flavours of lemon, ginger, honey and touch of vanilla and smoke. Fairly long length with honey and ginger finish. (93) Wood saves the drink.

Tasted on 4 February 2018

50年的威士忌,在木桶中50多年已經充分提取了足夠的酒味,酒的強度及複雜性很好,餘韻亦算長 (我加了個算字是因為50年的酒我想像中應該更長),香料味足,好飲。GLENLIVET的酒底本身較輕巧,50年的酒便令至酒的桶味完全主導了,酒味在口中有點不及酒香的吸引,但已經很不錯了。